LGIAsuper-funded homes open their doors for Queenslanders with physical support needs

LGIAsuper has invested in a new Brisbane-based residential development, featuring accommodation for people with physical support needs.

Mews Apartments, Woolloongabba

First published: January 16

Acquired through the Lighthouse Infrastructure Fund Trust (LFT), The Mews Apartments, which opened in Woolloongabba in November, includes 10 specialist disability accommodation (SDA) apartments that meet the high physical support requirements under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These apartments also exceed Livable Housing Australia’s ‘platinum’ design benchmark.

The one-bedroom SDA apartments include assistive and communication technology, 24/7 disability support, emergency power in the event of a blackout, and structural provisions for ceiling hoists.

LGIAsuper CEO Kate Farrar said the fund is proud to invest in innovative projects that produce positive community outcomes and solid returns for members.

“Developments like The Mews Apartments provide such vital infrastructure in our community,” Ms Farrar said.

“Not only does The Mews provide essential specialist disability accommodation for people who need physical support, but co-locating SDA residents with the wider community helps reduce stigma and ensures those with support needs do not feel marginalised.”

Ms Farrar said investing in local communities, where our members live and work, was an important value for LGIAsuper.

“LGIAsuper has its roots in Queensland local government, and a deep connection and commitment to local communities,” Ms Farrar said.

“It’s a privilege to be able to invest our members’ money in local investments throughout Queensland, funding critical community infrastructure like hospitals, medical centres and world-class disability accommodation.

“Supporting local communities remains very much part of our DNA.”

To learn more about LGIAsuper’s investments visit www.lgiasuper.com.au/investments/how-we-invest